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• Supply Our Schools, a Town School Education Relations Committee initiative, will accept donated school supplies at Town Hall 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, Aug. 2-13.

• Hope Salocks, a former Farragut Intermediate School teacher, retired from her teaching career after 10 years spent in Knox County. She spent an additional nine years teaching out of state.

• Diane Gregory, a former Farragut Intermediate School teacher, retired from her teaching career after 32 years spent in Knox County Schools. She spent an additional three years teaching out of state.

• Fifth annual Sales Tax Holiday is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Aug. 6-8.

• Tracy Poulsen, former Farragut High School assistant principal, has been reassigned to a new Knox County Schools initiative at Knoxville Center Mall. The school is set to open in the fall.

• Farragut High School Junior Cheer Camp will be held from 6-8 p.m., Monday through Friday, July 26-30. It is a cheer camp for ages 5-12. It is staffed by the FHS cheerleaders and is an interactive camp with cheers, dances, jumps and more. Cost is $55 and includes a nightly snack and a tshirt. There will be a performance for the parents at the end of the week. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., Monday, July 26, in the FHS Commons. There is no early registration. For more information, contact Melissa Glover, 865-310-4797,

• Joseph Saei graduated from the College of Charleston as part of the inaugural class of William Aiken Fellows on May 7. Saei is the son of Kamal and Lynn Saei. He is a graduate of Farragut High School. Saei will study Arabic in Rabat, Morocco as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar and then join the Peace Corps working in Morocco.

• Megan MacLean, a rising fifth-grade student at Farragut Intermediate School, received a Celebrate Literacy Award from Tennessee Reading Association and Smoky Mountain Reading Council April 22, at Brickey-McCloud Elementary School. Her book, “Wendy Gets Braces,” is her third award winning book. Her book was among 14 books awarded medals at the Tennessee state level. Megan has received award recognition the past two years by the Council for her books written in third and second grade.

• Education in Tennessee received a boost today with the announcement of a record fiscal year for the Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation, which will result in a transfer to the state of $288.87 million. This will bring the total generated since ticket sales began on January 20, 2004 to more than $1.77 billion. Gross sales for the fiscal year, which ended June 30, also set a new record of $1.14 billion, bringing the total gross sales since inception to over $6.61 billion.

• A team of three Pellissippi State Community College graduates has been honored at the local and district levels with the ADDY, a sought-after advertising award. The district win advanced the project to national-level consideration. The ADDY Awards competition, conducted by the American Advertising Federation, is the world’s largest in advertising. For more information about Pellissippi State’s Media Technologies program, call 865-694-6400 or

• Brittany Anne Oxley, a Bearden High School student from Knoxville, was among the 519 graduates awarded diplomas at Denison University's 169th commencement held May 16. President Dale T. Knobel awarded a degree to Oxley, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in communication. Oxley was awarded the Denison Founders Scholarship and the Kathleen S. and Frederick C. Crawford Scholarship. She studied abroad with the London Internship program in England.

• The Educational & Memorial Foundation of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) recently awarded scholarships to 21 Knox County area residents for the 2010-11 academic year. Area recipients are: Pellissippi State Community College students Michelle J. Sauls and Edward J. Zimmer of Knoxville; University of Tennessee-Chattanooga student Melissa L. Duff of Knoxville; Tennessee Technological University student Casey L. Burroughs of Knoxville. A total of $120,000 in scholarships was awarded to students attending colleges or universities throughout Tennessee by TSCPA this year.

• Ashtain F. Rothchild of Knoxville was selected for Dean's List First Honors at Pace University.


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